Before working for Vanity Fair, Prochnau was the Washington-bureau chief for The Seattle Times and also served as a national affairs reporter for The Washington Post. He has reported from Southeast Asia and Vietnam. He made two tours of Vietnam in 1965 and 1967. Prochnau wrote articles which include the profile of Pat Robertson and a report on the kidnapping of multinational businessmen held for ransom.
Awards and honors
Prochnau won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 1988 to research and write about the media as it operated in the Vietnam war and its aftermath.
Prochnau is married to Laura Parker. Together they write articles for Vanity Fair. They reside in Washington, DC. Laura Parker also covers aviation for The Washington Post and served as a national correspondent for USA Today for ten years.
- William Prochnau at the Internet Movie Database
- Booknotes interview with Prochnau on Once Upon a Distant War, January 14, 1996.
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